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McDonald's accused of overcharging for Quarter Pounder

MIAMI -- If two plaintiffs get their way, McDonald’s will have to face a jury for allegedly overcharging Quarter Pounder customers based on a May 8 opinion in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Cartier accuses competitor of selling counterfeit jewelry

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A luxury jewelry brand has taken legal action against a company it alleges sells counterfeit jewelry according to a May 8 opinion in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Fort Lauderdale Division.

Florida legal action targets pharmaceutical distributors, manufacturers

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. -- The state of Florida has taken legal action against the opioid crisis in the Circuit Court of Sixth Judicial Circuit in and for Pasco County, West Pasco Division according to a May 15 opinion.

Former prisoner alleges years of poor treatment from health care contractor, employees

PENSACOLA (Florida Record) — A former Florida inmate is suing a state corrections health care services provider and three of its employees, alleging years of poor health care he received following a colitis diagnosis, including solitary confinement for using the bathroom, that ultimately left him with a colostomy bag.

Court denies NRA motion to proceed with gun law challenge with anonymous plaintiffs

TALLAHASSEE — A District Court judge in Tallahassee has ruled that in the National Rifle Association's bid to maintain gun-buying rights for 18- to 21-year-old Florida residents, the lobbying group cannot proceed using pseudonyms for individual plaintiffs.

Federal judge: Insurance companies obligated to defend auto rental lessors

MIAMI (Florida Record) — Even if an amendment to the a federal transportation act provided a complete defense for auto rental lessors, insurance companies remain obligated to defend them and raise the amendment as an affirmative defense, a federal judge ruled in an order handed down in April.

Orlando man settlement with ex-employer approved

ORLANDO -- An Orlando man’s legal battle with a former employer came to an end as their settlement agreement was approved in U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Florida Orlando Division, based on a May 9 opinion.

Contractor wins motion for summary judgment

ORLANDO -- A Florida contractor was granted its request against a former partner, according to a May 7 opinion of the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Florida Orlando Division.

Federal judge partially grants motion for default judgment in patent case

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A federal judge partially granted a motion for default judgment in a lawsuit involving a patent infringement dispute.

U.S. judge hands down another dimissal in Mainstream Advertising's trademark infringement case

MIAMI (Florida Record) — A federal judge has handed down another dismissal, this time in part, in a California online advertising services company's lawsuit against a Miami domain management firm with which it once had a profitable business arrangement.

Former detention officer proves FMLA, nationality discrimination lead to termination

MIAMI -- A man who alleged that discrimination and FMLA retaliation against him caused his termination was victorious in court, according to a May 5 opinion in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

District court rules construction company can't move case to another state

MIAMI -- A construction company won’t be able to defend its indemnity case in a new location based on a May 9 opinion in the U. S. District for the Southern District of Florida.

Portion of expert testimony won't be accepted in court amid ongoing trademark case

MIAMI -- The question of whether an expert witness’ testimony should be considered in a trademark case was answered according to a May 10 opinion in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Marion County Sheriff's Office sergeant accused of violating woman's privacy

TAMPA — An appeals court is investigating the complaint from a woman who claims a sergeant at the Marion County Sheriff's Office violated her privacy and accessed her personal information as well as the personal information of thousands of others by accessing their vehicle identification database.

Florida transportation department receives reduced reward In wrongful termination case

TALLAHASSEE – District Judge Robert L. Hinkle has issued a court order to allow for a reduced award regarding the case between the Florida Department of Transportation and an employee that was wrongly terminated.

Court finds lack of standing in Medicare lawsuit – but not for lack of effort

A federal judge recently dismissed a Medicare beneficiary reimbursement company's consolidated class action, saying 14 times is plenty of chances for the company to plead its case.

Lawsuit over union leaders' 'double dipping' will go forward

​A federal judge has denied a request from a postal service union president and vice president to dismiss a claim alleging they violate labor law in how they are paid.

Appeals court reverses controversial ant bite case

​The infamous $5 million Florida ant bite verdict has been overturned.

Maritime law prevails in negligence claim against Royal Caribbean

​​​​The plaintiffs in a negligence claim against Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd. suffered a setback in April when Judge Federico Moreno of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida agreed to dismiss six of seven allegations contained in a lawsuit filed by plaintiffs David Disler and Kurt Weber.

Former Morgan Stanley employee owes $500,000 after seeking $3.5 million

​A former Morgan Stanley financial adviser who filed a $3.5 wrongful termination claim in 2014 lost that case – and must pay roughly $500,000 to Morgan Stanley.